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Lost, 2 January 1942, incident to the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands

Yacal (YFB-687)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Defense Medal

Working Launch / Ferryboat:
  • Built, date unknown at Cavite Navy Yard, Luzon, Philippine Islands
  • Launched, 15 September 1932
  • Completed and placed in service at Yacal (YTB-688) in the 16th Naval District, 11 November 1932
  • Yacal was lost, 2 January 1942, to Japanese forces during the conquest of Luzon Island
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 July 1942
  • Yacal earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications :
    Displacement 66 t.
    Length 71'
    Beam 13'
    Draft 8 ft.
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion one coal fired steam engine

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